June 17, 2021

6:00AM
- 8:00AM
Exhibitor Setup
8:00AM
- 9:00AM
Breakfast Buffet
8:30AM
- 8:45AM
Welcoming Remarks
  • Peter Cook, President, OnTrend Concepts
8:45AM
- 9:30AM
Industry Overview
  • Victor Fernandez, VP of Insights & Knowledge, Black Box Intelligence
9:30AM
- 10:30AM
Successful Ghost Kitchen Approaches: Panel Discussion
  • Anna Tauzin, CIO, TX Restaurant Association [M]
  • Corey Manicone, Co-Founder & CEO, Zuul
  • James Walker, SVP of Restaurants, Nathan's Famous
  • Geoff Alexander, CEO, Wow Bao
  • Wade Allen, SVP Innovation, Brinker International
10:30AM
- 11:00AM
Morning Networking Break
  • Refreshments Available in the Exhibit Hall
11:00AM
- 11:45AM
Brand Development & Digital Marketing Strategies
  • Roy McKinnon, Director of Channel Alliance, ShiftPixy [M]
  • Jodie Conrad, CMO, Fazoli's
  • Deidra Suber, General Manager, Midwest, CloudKitchens
  • Zack Oates, Founder & CEO, Ovation
  • C.J. Ramirez, EVP Marketing Director, Dog Haus / The Absolute Brands
11:45AM
- 12:30PM
Grocery & Ghost Kitchens Panel
  • Peter Cook, President, OnTrend Concepts [M]
  • George Kottas, Founder & CEO, Ghost Kitchen Brands
  • Eric Lavinder, Chief Development Officer, WoWorks
  • Chris Baggott, Co-Founder & CEO, ClusterTruck
12:30PM
- 1:45PM
Networking Lunch & Interview
  • Meredith Sandland, Author, Delivering the Digital Restaurant
  • Michael Beacham, President, REEF
1:45PM
- 2:30PM
Delivering the Goods Panel
  • Samuel Stanovich, Vice President Membership & Alliances, IFBTA [M]
  • Devin Wade, Co-Founder & CEO, Crave Delivery
  • Dino Northway, Senior Manager, Off-Premise Dining - Portillo's
  • Nabeel Alamgir, Co-Founder & CEO, Lunchbox
  • John DiLoreto, President, North America, Flipdish
2:30PM
- 3:15PM
Technology Panel
  • Carl Orsbourn, Author, Delivering the Digital Restaurant [M]
  • Alex Canter, Co-Founder & CEO, Ordermark
  • Rom Krupp, Founder & CEO, OneDine
  • Massimo Noja De Marco, Co-Founder & CEO, Piestro
  • Rishi Nigam, Principal, Franklin Junction
3:15PM
- 3:45PM
Afternoon Networking Break
  • Refreshments Available in the Exhibit Hall
3:45PM
- 4:00PM
Ghost Kitchen Design
  • Nick Avedesian, Founder & CEO, BOLT Kitchens
4:00PM
- 4:30PM
REEF Case Study
  • Kenneth Rourke, EVP & Head of Enterprise Brands, REEF
4:30PM
- 5:45PM
Roundtable Discussions
  • “Guest Feedback: The Secret to Successful Ghost Kitchens”
  • “Fundraising”
  • “Creating New Revenue Streams & Building Brand Value”
  • “From Grill to the Wheels as Fast as Possible with Robots"
  • “Logistics for Multi-Vendor Virtual Food Halls”
  • "Choosing the Right Virtual Brand"
  • “Using 3D Virtual Tour Technology in Construction & Marketing”
  • “Engaging the On-Demand Workforce to Overcome the Staffing Crisis”
5:45PM
- 7:00PM
Networking Reception
7:00PM
Informal Happy Hour
  • Hosted by The On Demand Company